‘Mamla’ ancestor figure from the Baule / Bauole people, Ivory Coast
A wonderful figure with a spiritual expression from a good German collection.
Unlike the majority of statues by the Baule people, this is most likely not a representation of a spiritual spouse (Biolo Bian), but rather a highly-regarded ancestor.
Finely carved, striking facial expression, and a delicately executed hairstyle.
What is impressive is the slim design of the figure, giving it a unique expression.
Extremely nice, shiny patina.
Condition: good, chips on the base and knee. (See photos).
Provenance: high quality German collection
Height: approx. 42 cm, width: approx. 8 cm, depth: approx. 10 cm.
The figure is supplied with base.
DHL parcel delivery (€18 EU, €7 Germany) - buyer welcome to collect
- Ancestor statue
- Indigenous object name
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- Ivory Coast
- Mid 20th century
- Sold with stand
- 11×13 cm